Presbyterian Church of the Good ShepherdCome and See!
810 West Florida Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
COME AND SEE!
Effective May 2, we have resumed a two Sunday Service format: CAYA (Come As You Are) at 9:05 am in Fellowship Hall and a Traditional Service at 10:55 am in the Sanctuary with overflow in Fellowship Hall. We will continue to live stream on Facebook at 10:55 am and to broadcast on YouTube and website by 1:00 pm or sooner.
During this time of national health concerns, The Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd will continue the CDC guidelines: social distancing and masking for all services because we are concerned about the health and safety of all who attend.
The Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd (USA) is a growing congregation. We gather together from across the Melbourne/Palm Bay area to witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ. While some are lifelong Presbyterians, some come from other Christian traditions and backgrounds, or no religious background at all. We welcome the seeker, the devout, and the skeptic alike as we gather to learn, serve, and grow as disciples. We are confident you will find a way to experience and share God’s love at Good Shepherd. Come and See! Join Us!
Thank you for visiting our website. As pastor of Good Shepherd, it is my hope that you will enjoy it as you learn more about our community of faith. Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Together, we are striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there is relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, compassionate care for those in need, and many opportunities to serve others. We strive to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can make a difference in our world today.
You are cordially invited to join us this coming Sunday as our church family gathers to draw near to God through Worship.
Yours in Christ,
Ephesians 4: 17-32
From The Message translation:
The Old Way Has to Go
17-19 And so I insist—and God backs me up on this—that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed, mindless crowd. They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost touch not only with God but with reality itself. They can’t think straight anymore. Feeling no pain, they let themselves go in sexual obsession, addicted to every sort of perversion.
20-24 But that’s no life for you. You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.
Operation Hope backpack drive 2021 The Serving and Sharing Team has set a goal of providing 25 backpacks for Operation Hope to distribute to second graders in Fellsmere. If you want to participate, but are still hesitant about shopping, you can make a monetary donation and a member of the Team will shop for you – just be sure to mark your donation for Operation Hope. These are the items requested: Backpacks, (no wheels) #2 pencils, 4 X 6 Index Cards, 24/Pack crayons, Student Scissors, Glue Sticks, Plastic pocket folders with prongs, Composition notebooks, Spiral notebooks 70 sheets (wide-rule), and Pencil boxes. Since classes will begin Tuesday August 10, 2021, donated items must be received by Sunday, August 1, 2021. A donation box will be available in the hallway outside the church office. Thank you for supporting this ongoing ministry.
Every child has a story. God is dealing with every kid, regardless of how many times they come to church. Treat every Sunday like it is the only Sunday that some kid has. Did they hear about Jesus? Did they feel loved? Did someone ask about them? Nurture these precious children! Whether they are wee little ones or teenagers, we have programs for them all!
Gregorian Chant Choral.
The music that was playing before the start of the worship service is a type of music called Gregorian Chant Choral. Some of you may have recognized it. Ed Denman will be starting and directing a Gregorian Chant group called MAGI (Modern Acoustic Gregorian Intonations)! We would love to have interested gentlemen join this small group opportunity (there are a few openings for ladies too!). It will be a time to learn something new and to experience great fellowship as well. The tentative start date is July 19 at the church at 7:00PM. If you have any questions you may contact Ed through the church office. Your inquiry will be forwarded to him.
The Music Program
Good Shepherd held a Christmas Eve Service this year which was attended by congregants who observed all Covid protocols. It was a celebration that the church has every year. Everyone enjoyed the singing of carols, the ringing of the bells, the telling of the Christmas Story, and the camaraderie in the sanctuary.
Click for more information on Music Program.
At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd
Our mission is to help connect people to faith
A Shepherd leads, cares for, and loves his sheep. The sheep knows the voice of their shepherd, they follow him, and him alone. Even the lost lamb is found and carried in the loving arms of his caregiver. At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd we listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ; we follow the will of our creator God; we are empowered to be obedient sheep through the Holy Spirit. Jesus commanded us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love one another as he has loved us. That’s our challenge – lead, care for, love, and bring home God’s children. We invite you to join us as we journey and grow in our community of obedient and loving sheep under the care of the Good Shepherd.
Sheep know the voice of their shepherd. If you would like to learn more about the language of sheep, click here. We watched part of this video in a sermon. Watch it all here! COME AND SEE! BAA, BAA, BAA!
Sunday, July 25, 2021